Director, Product Management Silver Peak Systems
Job Type: Full-Time
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Position Description: Director, Product Management
The Director of Product Management is a critical, high-impact position at Silver Peak. The Director is responsible for driving the strategic direction of Silver Peak?s VXOA software.
VXOA software is the engine that powers all of Silver Peak?s product offerings. As Director of Product Management the successful candidate will own and execute the product management functions for VXOA including roadmap, feature and release definition and prioritization, communication of features and value proposition to the Sales team, and technical communication to the Systems Engineering and Technical Support teams.
? Lead and communicate Silver Peak?s VXOA software roadmap. This includes but is not limited to delivery of Product/Feature Requirements Document(s), PowerPoint content, and detailed requirements analysis.
? Drive the VXOA roadmap through execution and implementation by working hand-in-hand with the development engineering team.
? Produce content for User Documentation, Marketing collateral, and TOI (Transfer of Information) to Systems Engineering and Technical Support.
? Represent Silver Peak at key customer events including high level meetings, seminars, trade shows, etc.
? Collaborate on competitive marketing analysis to identify and analyze competitive threats (companies, technologies) and develop appropriate recommendations and strategies to counter, including attack/defend collateral, talking points, pricing or commercial strategies and product/feature/technology recommendations.
? Bachelors degree in Engineering, Science or Business; advanced degree a plus.
? Experience in Product Line Management, Marketing, Technical Marketing, Sales, or Engineering.
? Product Management experience and extensive knowledge of Enterprise customer requirements for mission critical data center solutions.
? Executive level communication and negotiation skills. Excellent customer relations and technical leadership skills are a must.
? Ability to orchestrate multiple virtual resources to manage project deliverables, coordinate cross-functional projects, and to work in a multi-task environment across organizational boundaries, and drive resolution on daily product/project issues.
? Availability for occasional domestic and international travel, up to 25% of time.
? Ability to competently interact with customers at a number of organizational levels and to evangelize products and architecture.
? Ability to develop and articulate business rational in support of product and/or partnership initiatives.
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